Adventures in East Asia

Seen in Hong Kong - Jumpin’ Jackpot Granny

Near the top floor of the Dragon Centre in Sham Shui Po is an arcade centre that has a few of these simulated skipping machines below. The rope is represented by a light that moves around the ring of bulbs and as it rotates to the bottom, players are meant to jump off the pressure-sensitive mat.


Riveting stuff for a male in his thirties as you can tell, but things got more interesting when this old woman hobbled onto the mat (yes, that's a walking stick in her hands) to give it a go. I've no video to prove it, but she did bust a few moves to the machine, although she didn't actually bounce both feet off the ground at the same time.

My time in Hong Kong has so far taught me never to underestimate the older generation.

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